Global Hebrew & Jewish Music: Traditional. Original
Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Jewish
So what is the secret of Yamma that catches so easily the ear of thousands of listeners all over the globe? The music is rare, esoteric, niche and played with ancient instruments (duduk, ney, kopuz, oud, shofar) and creates the feeling of ancient times, strong sense of spiritual heritage & tradition although the materials are sometimes original and contemporary.
The sound, the performance, the selection of the music materials and the moving arrangements took this music far beyond any expectation of the ensemble members. Without special plans, the ensemble became global and international, yet managed to remain authentic, local and loyal to the region in which it developed and was born.
Main focus | The magical Hebrew language:
Hebrew language receives a place of honor in all its layers and periods.
It’s the only living Canaanite language left and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language.
It survived 3000 years into the medieval period as the language of Jewish liturgy, rabbinic literature intra- Jewish commerce, and poetry.In the 19th century, it was revived as a spoken and literary language.
It is alive and kicking even in the twenty-first century.
Jewish Music of various communities around the world
In addition to this unique art and Hebrew focusing, Yamma also performs the traditional music and hidden materials of the various Jewish diasporas their parents and grandparent came from.
Songs of the Jewish communities from Yemen, Babylon, and Sepharad, as well as Hasidic music with the fascinating forms and rhythms that have been preserved by generations of Jewish traditions.
These videos present traditional Jewish music from the communities that used to live in Turkey, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Greece, Iraq.
Jewish community in Babylon
Jewish community in Istanbul
Jewish community in Bukhara
Jewish community in Thessaaloniki
Jewish community in Yemen
From your place
Hasidic jewish community
The instruments we play
The instruments we play are ancient, delicate, handmade instruments.
These Instruments were here thousands of years ago played by our ancestors in biblical times, throughout the human history. their sounds takes us far back to our roots, to authentic musical traditions of the exotic and appealing Middle East. duduk, shofar, kopuz, ney, tof miriam, darbouka.
click on images below for a short introduction.